TBR reviewer: Luta Wolf
of days when compromising pictures surface of him on a celebrity gossip blog in
the arms of another man.
Mark Hunter, action movie star and closeted gay man is thrown into a tailspin
after a night of casual sex with a cute guy named Frankie turns into something
much more. Especially when photos appear on the internet, showing Mark kissing
another man. Will he come out the other end with his career intact, and will
Frankie reveal his secret before Mark has to find out the hard way?
career can not afford controversial press. Somebody forgot to tell that to the
sleazy gossip columnist though. Now there are pictures of him up on the internet
dancing with another man. When Frankie enters the scene, Mark has to decided
which is more important. Career or love? And will the secrets surrounding
Frankie make Mark’s choice easier or harder?
I love man on man books more than any other, so, when I was offered this
novella I grabbed with both hands. I came away feeling unsatisfied. There is
some really good potential here mixed with some not so good.
The characters are so in depth and solid that you feel for them. Mark is
sexy, dominate, confident, and yet you see a softer side to him with Frankie
that just melts your heart. While he has no desire to be shoved out of the
closet, his determination to remain true to himself and his moral code makes you
relate and sympathize. Frankie is adorable. He switches from confident to
insecure in a blink of an eye and as you read about his past you totally get
why. You just want to pull him to you and cuddle him.
The plot is nothing new but the author had some details in there that made it
different and interesting. The pace was unbalanced, it was too fast in some
spots and too slow in others. If the story had been longer than I feel this
really would have corrected itself. There was just too much detail, angst, and
emotion to pack into a novella.
Had there been no sex scenes, this story would have gotten a higher review.
The general physical aspect was okay. There were some things with the anal sex
that were incorrect but that can be over looked. However, what can’t be over
looked is the sexual dialogue. There were words used that completely threw me
out of the book and are best left to heterosexual books, not a gay romance.
The characters are worth the read so I would recommend this to experienced m/m
readers who can look past the mistakes to the potential.